postfix and /tmp permissions ?

Vivek Khera vivek at
Fri Apr 15 08:03:44 PDT 2005

On Apr 15, 2005, at 7:59 AM, Emmanuel Chriqui wrote:

> Hi,
> When building a new system with NO_SENDMAIL and postfix port, non root 
> users
> cannot send mails. I use the command mail which seems to need /tmp
> permissions (default: 1755). Changing these permissions to 1777 solves 
> the
> problem but I wonder if I am not missing something.
> I use i386 / 5.4RC2 / postfix 2.2.2,1 port.

NO_SENDMAIL is not necessary; postfix port will gladly ignore it and 
they live together quite nicely.

I'm not sure what breaks when you do this.  /tmp by default has 1777 
permissions, AFAIK.

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